Comics Fest at the 2013 Open Book Literary Festival

Open Book Comics Fest, will run on the 7th and 8th of September at the Homecoming Centre.

14 AUGUST 2013, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Summary
An exciting addition to the 2013 Open Book Festival programme, Open Book Comics Fest, will run on the 7th and 8th of September at the Homecoming Centre. The public has a marketplace of over 40 tables as well as two days of events featuring some of the most exciting comic book artists and writers.

An exciting addition to the 2013 Open Book Festival programme, Open Book Comics Fest, will run on the 7th and 8th of September at the Homecoming Centre. The public has a marketplace of over 40 tables as well as two days of events featuring some of the most exciting comic book artists and writers.

The marketplace is curated by Moray Rhoda, a Cape Town-based illustrator who has been involved in the local comic scene for over a decade. His passion for illustration and design means that he is including workshops such as the Comics Fest Masterclass with Mustashrik Mahbub, a free event for professional (or of a proficient standard) artists which is part of the Comics Fest Workshop programme which runs on the 9th and 10th September from Central Library. Other workshops will cover production of webcomics, writing for comics and digital and print publishing.

Illustrators Masterclass facilitated by Mustashrik Mahbub.

RSVP: comics@openbookfestival.co.za

In addition, Andy Mason of CCIBA is curating an exhibition of work in process at the Comics Fest.  Other artists who will be taking part in the programme include:

  • Alastair Findlay
  • Alastair Laird
  • Andrew Cramer
  • Andy Mason
  • Anton Kannemeyer
  • Anwar Davids
  • Atang Tshikare
  • Ben Geldenhuys
  • Ben Winfield
  • Chris Beukes
  • Conrad Botes
  • Danielle Malan
  • Daniel Hugo
  • Dawid Strauss
  • Deon de Lange
  • Diorgo Jonkers
  • Gavin Thomson
  • Gerhard Human
  • Hennie Blaauw
  • Jarred Cramer
  • Jason Bronkhurst
  • Jason Masters
  • Jeremy Nell
  • Joe Daly
  • John Curtis
  • Josh Ryba
  • Karl Mostert
  • Keda Gomes
  • Lauren Beukes
  • Leigh Cupido
  • Luis Tolosana
  • Luke Molver
  • Lynton Levengood
  • Michael Crafford
  • Michael Croeser
  • Michael Smith
  • Mogorosi Motshumi
  • Moray Rhoda
  • Mustashrik Mahbub
  • Nico Lee Lazarus
  • Patrick Latimer
  • Pete Woodbridge
  • Rayaan Cassiem
  • Rico
  • Ryan Carolisen
  • Sean Izaakse
  • Shan Fischer
  • Stephanie Simpson
  • Tom Kyffin
  • Warren Raysdorf
  • Zapiro

For any media pass or interview requests please contact:

Amplicon Public Relations on behalf of the Open Book Literary Festival

Kate Thompson-Duwe

kate@ampliconpr.com

072 609 9081

 

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About Open Book Festival

Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. Dates for Open Book 2013 are 7 – 11 September. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.

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